FIT Launches Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management Programs at SUNY Korea

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First Classes Start in August 2017

 

In August 2017, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will become the second State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo. SUNY is the first American university in Korea and is also SUNY’s first global campus outside of the United States.

The FIT programs being offered in Korea are Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management — two signature curricula of the college — leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. These programs reflect the college’s historical commitment to providing industry-ready graduates for the fashion industry and its related businesses. Fashion Design is one of the earliest programs ever offered by the college; the Fashion Business Management program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States, providing students a comprehensive business curriculum focused on the fashion industry.

FIT’s location in Korea makes it the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence, and extends the institution’s global reach.

The application deadline is June 30 and, after that, admission is on a rolling basis. Admitted students will earn their AAS degree at FIT at SUNY Korea and may then apply to FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in New York or in Milan for Fashion Design.

“FIT is delighted to be able to offer students from all over Asia — including Japan, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam — the opportunity of an FIT education in Korea,” said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT. “Students will be able to benefit from FIT’s offerings, complete with its curriculum and faculty, on the vibrant and innovative Incheon Global Campus. All of higher education functions globally today, and it is among FIT’s goals to educate students to be fluent in this environment.”

Classes begin on August 25, 2017, at the Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, Korea’s only “smart city,” which is becoming Northeast Asia’s economic hub. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, a library, research labs, a sports center, auditorium, multicultural activity center, dining hall, dormitory, and guest house, among other amenities. The Incheon Global Campus is a national project established by the Korean government and Incheon Metropolitan City. SUNY Korea is the first campus to locate there.

SUNY Korea was established in 2012 as the first American university in Korea through the combined effort and investment of the South Korean and U.S. governments and SUNY at Stony Brook University.

About SUNY

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. Its impact in New York State and across the globe begins with 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology, and an online learning network. SUNY serves nearly 1.3 million students, including nearly 600,000 in credit-bearing courses and programs and more than 700,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs. SUNY’s nearly 3 million alumni are located around the globe, each making their own unique impact.

About FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for more than 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. Among notable alumni in fashion are Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Amsale Aberra, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Dennis Basso, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, Ralph Rucci, John Bartlett, and Michelle Smith. Other prominent graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals; international restaurant designer Tony Chi; Nina Garcia, creative director, Marie Claire; Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics; and Joe Zee, executive creative officer, Yahoo Style. Visit fitnyc.edu for more information.

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